Dec 20, 2011 · Welcome to the Educators page. All individuals with Down syndrome are lifelong learners just like every one of us. It is very important to presume competency and have high expectations when educating individuals with Down syndrome. Teaching Independent Reading to Adults and Children with Down SyndromeAt Raising Robust Readers, we believe in going beyond the alphabet and whole word instruction to provide a reliable foundation in independent reading for adults and children with Down syndrome.
Adults with Down syndrome have a range of needs, abilities, and desires, just like any other group of people. Some will learn to drive, have relationships, and live almost entirely on their own. Written by Dr. Libby Kumin, an expert in Down syndrome and communication, this is the only book about speech and language issues for children with Down syndrome ages 6-14, and is the sequel to Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome. Love and Learning- Reading and Language Development resources for children birth to 5 years.
Down syndrome occurs at conception when an extra copy of the twenty-first chromosome develops, resulting in abnormalities in the brain and the body. The degree that the disability affects a person. Jul 31, 2019 · Down Syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality and one of the most common genetic conditions. It occurs in approximately one in every 700 to one 1,000 live births. Down syndrome accounts for approximately 5 percent to 6 percent of intellectual disabilities. Most students with Down syndrome fall into the mild to moderate range of cognitive impairment.
Jan 01, 2002 · Employing adults with Down syndrome. Steve Henwood, and Jackie Dixon. A partnership between The Down Syndrome Educational Trust and a supported employment service backed by the European Social Fund has created part-time jobs for five young people with Down syndrome.Cited by: 2. Our courses provide practical advice and work examples for teaching children and supporting their development across the age range, and are designed to take account of the wide range of individual differences in rates of progress and educational needs seen in the population of .
Students with Down syndrome have strong visual learning modalities. Teaching reading to students with Down syndrome should be characterised by a strong emphasis on visual learning. Visual demonstrations, pictures and illustrations can also be successfully used to assist in providing effective instruction in other subject areas of the curriculum.